Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dariusz Swiercz.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Swiercz vs Vitaly Meribanov, Belfort, 2005
6k1/4ppbp/p2p2p1/3P4/1Pp1PPP1/4B3/P6P/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ a4 if Kf8 b5 axb5 a5 ]

b)
Swiercz vs Mai Lloyd Thu-Truc-Lam, Belfort, 2005
5rk1/4qpbp/r2p1npB/pb1Pp2P/1p2P1P1/5PN1/PP1QN3/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Nf5 if gxf5 Qg5 ]

c)
Swiercz vs Karol Gola, Zabrze, 2006
3rk3/1b3p2/2rppPp1/1B4Pp/3RP2P/P3n1K1/1PP5/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ R1d3 Nxc2 Rxd6 ]

d)
Swiercz vs Marcel Kanarek, Wroclaw, 2007
8/5p2/3knK1P/4R3/pp6/4B3/P6r/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ fxe6 Bf4+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4
Swiercz vs Radoslaw Barski, Turawa, 2007
5r2/8/q1r1Qbk1/2ppp1p1/4P3/1PB3P1/2P2R1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ ]



Swiercz Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 4.
Swiercz vs Michal Matuszewski, Turawa, 2007
4kr2/1pp3rp/3pB2Q/3Pp1q1/R1P1n1PR/8/PP5P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf7+ if Rfxf7 Qe6+ ]

b)
Swiercz vs Tigran Kotanjian, Plovdiv, 2008
3r1r1k/1p4p1/pN1pb1q1/4p1bp/4N3/2P2P2/PP3QPP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg3 if Rf5 h4 ]

c)
Swiercz vs Matas Narmontas, Gaziantep, 2008
2q4k/2b1NQpp/p4p2/1pP3n1/8/P5P1/1B3P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf6 ]

d)
Swiercz vs Frode Urkedal, Kemer, 2009
8/kq1r1p1p/pb3p2/1p5Q/8/PNN1n1P1/1PP4P/1K2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5 if Bxc5 Qxc5+ ]

e)
Swiercz vs Marcin Jakubowski, Warsaw, 2009
6k1/1r1r1pp1/4p2p/1N6/n7/2Q3P1/1P2PPKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc8+ Kh7 Qc2+ ]

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Swiercz Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 4.
Swiercz vs Tomasz Markowski, Warsaw, 2010
2r5/p3pp2/3p4/4qPk1/1r2Pn1R/1NpB1P2/P1P5/K1Q5 w - - 0 1
[ Qg1+ if Kf6 Rh6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3.
Swiercz vs Dmitry Bocharov, St. Petersburg, 2010
2rr4/pbq2Q2/1p1kp3/n2P2N1/8/P1P5/5PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4+ Ke5 Qf6+ ]

c)
Swiercz vs Twan Burg, Wijk aan Zee, 2010
8/8/1r3np1/5p1p/3R1N1P/5b2/8/4kBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Be2 if Bxe2 Ng2# ]

d)
White Mates in 4.
Swiercz vs Jan Willem De Jong, Wijk aan Zee, 2011
4r1k1/2pq3p/p6Q/1p1pRR2/1P1Pn1P1/8/P6P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg5+ ]

e)
Swiercz vs Israel Caspi, Aix les Bains, 2011
2b2n2/4B1k1/r7/P3p1NR/3bBp2/5P2/8/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf8+ Kxf8 Rh8+ ]

Swiercz Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Swiercz vs Antonio Gual Pascual, Barcelona, 2011
5bk1/1p3pp1/p1q1r1np/3p3P/3B4/P1P2NP1/1P2QP2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 if Ne5 Nd4 ]

b)
White Mates in 2.
Swiercz vs Sergei Azarov, Warsaw, 2011
3q1rk1/pp5p/2p2Rb1/3pB3/3P2N1/2P3QP/PP2p1P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ ]

c)
Swiercz vs Arkadiusz Leniart, Warsaw, 2012
8/BP3k2/8/4b1p1/6R1/P7/2K3p1/r7 w - - 0 1
[ Bd4 ]

d)
Swiercz vs Davit Lomsadze, Plovdiv, 2012
r4bk1/3R3p/4p1pP/r1p1PpB1/1p6/1P4P1/P4P2/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7 if Kxh7 Rd7+ Kg8 h7+ or if R5a7 Rhd7 ]

e)
White Mates in 3.
Swiercz vs Ivan Farago, Germany, 2012
2rk1n2/7p/2PN2p1/3p1r2/8/6P1/7P/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra7 ]

Swiercz Puzzles, Part V. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 3.
Swiercz vs Monika Socko, St. Petersburg, 2012
3rr1k1/5p2/p4PpB/1p1P2P1/2p1pK2/P3P3/1P4b1/3R3R w - - 0 1
[ Bg7 ]

b)
Swiercz vs Jan Musialkiewicz, Warsaw, 2012
8/2r3bk/3q2p1/1pN2p1p/1n1p4/1Q1P2P1/4PPNP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 if Re7 Ng5+ w/Nf7+ ]

c)
Swiercz vs Karina Szczepkowska, Warsaw, 2012
1rbq1rk1/2p1bppp/8/1p1np3/3n4/1B1P1N1P/1PP2PP1/RNBQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd4 exd4 Bxd5 ]

d)
Dariusz Swiercz vs Nicolas Grandadam, Katowice, 2014
4r1k1/1r1n1ppp/8/1p2n3/3N1B2/6P1/1P3P1P/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 if Nxe5 Rxe5 ]

Swiercz Puzzles, Part VI. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dariusz Swiercz vs Vladimir Minko, Biel, 2014
rn2nrk1/1pp1qpp1/p6p/3Pp3/2B1P1bN/2P1B3/P1Q2PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6 if fxg6 d6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Dariusz Swiercz vs Daniel Dimitrov, Bastia, 2014
Q7/2q2pk1/3p1p1n/2pPpB2/Pb2P3/6P1/2P2PK1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6 if Kxh6 Qh8+ ]

c)
Dariusz Swiercz vs Vitali Koziak, Bastia, 2014
r5k1/2qr1pp1/b1p4p/p3p3/NbP1P3/4B1P1/P1Q2P1P/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Qxd7 Nxb6 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Dariusz Swiercz vs John Paul Gomez John, Doha, 2014
5r1k/8/p5Rb/8/p3Q2P/3Bq1PK/1P6/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ ]


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